St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse

St Mary’s Newhouse, Station Lane, Barton, Preston PR3 5DY

Priests:  Fr. Augustine Obiagwu and Fr. Francisco Ulogu

Parish Sisters: Sr. Shienrose La Torre, Sr. Monique, SPC


Tel: 01772 862437 or 07934 222978

or 01772 862231 (Fernyhalgh Presbytery)





Primary School: St. Mary and St. Andrew’s

Tel: 862335;


Newhouse News



10th & 11th Sundays in Ordinary Time

9th and 16th June 2024




Mass Times and Intentions

8th June - Saturday

10th Sun OT - EP1





9th June - Sunday

10th Sun OT






Mena Keogh


90th B-day

10th June - Monday








11th June - Tuesday

St Barnabas, Apostle






12th June - Wednesday




Ellen McCormack

Lately Dead

14th June -Friday






15th June - Saturday

11th Sunday in OT - EP1





16th June - Sunday

11th Sunday in OT - EP1







17th June - Monday








18th June - Tuesday







19th June - Wednesday






21st   June - Friday

St Aloysius Gonzaga





22nd June - Saturday

12th Sun OT - EP1



Winifred Winders

Death Anniversary

23rd June - Sunday

12th Sun OT






Denis Ibison


Death Anniversary




OLSE - Our Lady & St. Edward's, Fulwood.

SMF - St. Mary's, Fernyhalgh.

SMN - St Mary's, Newhouse.



NO MASSES on Mondays & Fridays;  

Tuesdays @ 9.00am, Wednesdays @ 10.00am, Thursdays @ 9:00am;

Saturdays @ 12 noon Ladyewell Shrine.

Sundays @ 10:00am & 3:00pm  


CONFESSION available at SMN and OLSE after every Holy Mass, except OLSE 8.45 on Sunday.


If anyone coming to Holy Communion requires a gluten-free host, please let Pauline know in advance as we now  have access to some.


Please, would parishioners who would like a mass intention hand their request directly to Sr Shienrose or Pauline. There is plenty of space in the Mass diary. Envelopes are available at the back of church or in the church porch.





Mass Book: page 290/295



“Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.”







Sunday Readings


10th Sunday                            11th Sunday

Genesis 3:9-15                         Ezekiel 17:22-24

Psalm 129, R.v7                       Psalm 91:2-3,13-16

Corinthians 4:13-5:1                 2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Mark 3:20-35                            Mark 4:26-24



Today’s Gospel Reflection


At the baptism of Jesus, the Holy Spirit descended on him, and he became the privileged place of the Spirits operation on earth.  The ministry of Jesus is Spirit-empowered.  Thus, to malign Jesus, as the scribes do when they attribute his exorcism to the prince of demons, is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.  This abusive speech has gave implications.  The Holy Spirit is the Divine Connector, the bond of union between Jesus and his Father and the One through whom access to God will be possible for human beings after the sacrificial death of Jesus.  The recognition of personal sinfulness and the impulse to ask for forgiveness are possible only through the action of the Holy Spirit.  Thus, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit is to wilfully cut oneself off from the sphere of God.  Jesus warns the scribes that they are exposing themselves to that risk.


Lord Jesus, deliver us from the peril of blocking the action of the Holy Spirit in our life.  Amen.



Please pray for the sick and housebound of our SMN and OLSE parishes:

Kevin Weardan, Victoria Leighton, Ellie Rose, Joe McIntyre, John Riley, Joe Kemp, David Cochrane, Geoffrey Clinning, Theresa Wilkinson, Jessica, Amanda, Patricia Sweeney, Rachael Mason, Bob Bamber, Mary Chapman, Josie Bateman.


To have the name of a seriously sick person on the newsletter, please submit their name and yours with your phone number



16th June – Day for Life and Special Collection

22nd June – Feast of St John Fisher & St Thomas More

Prayer for those who suffer persecution & denial of Human rights 



The Pope’s Prayer Intention for the month of June


For Those Fleeing Their Own Countries

Let us pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys fraught with danger and violence, may find welcome and new living opportunities in their host countries.



Flowers in Church

If anybody is interested in flower arranging (lady or gentleman) and would like to join a team of flower arrangers with Sister Shienrose, please let us know.  The more people who become involved the less often each will have to do it.  For more information, please contact Sister or Pauline.













We are looking for volunteers to help with the Children’s Liturgy. Currently it’s once a month and you will be in a rota with the current team. The only requirements are over 18, enthusiastic and happy to complete a DBS. If you fancy a chat please come and see me; I’m usually at the back of Church. Thank you, Michaela


Children's Liturgy every first Sunday of the month, except during school holidays.


Remaining dates for 2024

  • 7th July
  • August - holiday
  • September - holiday
  • 6th October
  • 3rd November
  • 1st December

We look forward to welcoming all our young people.




Musicians with any instrument

and anyone who enjoys singing,

please offer your gifts and talents

to enhance the Sunday liturgy.

NO auditions required! 

Please speak to Jim Loughran.


Altar Serving 

We would welcome new altar servers to join our team. Whether young or not-so-young, this important ministry in our church is open to all who have made their First Holy Communion.

Please do consider it and speak to one of our Fathers, Sisters or John Woods and an introductory session will be arranged.



GENERAL ELECTION: Meeting in OLSE Parish Lounge on Thurs 20 June at 7.00 pm. 

CAFOD and the SVP are working together nationally to help individuals and parishes ask election candidates of all parties about their commitment to "The Common Good" as set out in Catholic Social Teaching. 

Issues that we might raise include

  • the environment, particularly climate change
  • the cost of living
  • the food system
  • the impact of debt on the poor
  • migration.


Cardinal Nicholls and the Bishops' Conference have clearly stated the importance of Catholics being actively engaged in the election and making sure that all the candidates hear our distinctive voice, so please do come.


Besides our raising issues, as individuals, with the candidates and their doorstep canvassers, we are asking each parish to collectively e-mail one or two questions to all of the candidates in their constituency.  Our meeting will consider eight possible questions to ask on the doorstep; explore why they are important to us as Catholics and then decide which one or two we will collectively raise with the candidates by an e-mail from the parish. We will ask all the candidates the same questions. 


For further information, please contact Stephen Garsed 01772 774045.



Monthly Meet Group.

If you live alone and are feeling lonely then read on. Would you like to meet other people to talk to? Are you nervous about meeting new people? Then our little group could be what you are looking for.

It’s a group for retired people who live alone but would like to meet others to chat to. Some of our group get together for other things too or just chat on the phone.

We welcome new members. We meet on the last Monday of every month for a chat and a cuppa. We sometimes book speakers to share their experiences with us.


Every month we arrange a Sunday Lunch at a pub to help us get to know each other and enjoy a meal.

If you would like to know more, please come along to our next meeting:

Last Monday of every month from 2 – 4pm.

June 24th and July 29th next meetings.


Our Lady and St Edward’s Church Hall, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood.

Contact Anne on 07788781352 for more details.



SMN WhatsApp Group

We have a St Mary’s Newhouse WhatsApp group for all our parishioners, it’s a great way to keep up with all (parish) news. If you would like to have your mobile number added, please pass the details to Michaela - thank you.



Special Rosary Service to celebrate the feast of The Nativity of John the Baptist

at Our Lady & St Edward's church on 24th June, 2pm.

Guest Speaker: Sr. Margaret Atkins.





Open Day on September 15th! A chance for people in the area and beyond to visit us here in Keswick and have a bit of fun. The day starts at 12 and finishes with Mass at 3 pm with Bishop Paul.

By popular request, we are bringing back the Friends of Castlerigg scheme. Your opportunity to get directly involved in our work and support us for just £10 a month or as much as you can afford. Supporters will be invited to an annual "Friends" day here at Castlerigg and those giving £10 a month or more will also get a free entry to our monthly lottery




Our Lady & St Edwards Parish Centre

Please tell your family and friends that our Parish Centre is available for hire for by various groups, including: family parties, Keep fit classes, Yoga, Pilates, Dance, Drama and Music including Choirs.

For more information: contact Frank 0777 943 6279




Will you join us?

Songs of All Times 60s,70s & 80s

On Saturday June 22nd @ 7pm OLSE Parish Centre

Cold Buffet Supper – Savoury & Sweet

Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks on sale

Music by Peter Wild

Quiz and Bingo

Raffle – donations of prizes welcome.

Proceeds to the Parish Centre Refurbishment

Tickets - £12.50 – available from Joan Wild

07773 061663



Food bank

We particularly need: tins of tuna, tea bags & toiletries plus all usual items.

Thank you for all your continuing support.

Your generosity is only matched by the real need of the families we serve.

With your help, children are fed who would otherwise go hungry.


All donations for the Food bank and St Wilfrid’s can be dropped off at the back of the church or at 3 Marlborough Drive.

Collection can be arranged by calling 0777 943 627

Thank you for all you support and May God Bless you and your family.



Hill Chapel Open Garden Day - for Church Roof Appeal


On Saturday, 29th JuneSt Francis, Hill Chapel, Goosnargh are holding an Open Garden Day where you can visit a variety of gardens in our Parish. The event will be open from 10am to 4pm. Tickets are £6 per adult, children under 14 yrs – free entry. This will admit you to all gardens taking part in the event and can be obtained on the day or beforehand from Bernadette (Tel No - 07935021374). The Garden Day will start at Hill Chapel where you will pick up your map and a programme giving further details of each garden - St Francis’ Hill Chapel, Horns Lane Goosnargh. PR3 2FJ. There will also be refreshments on sale, stalls, a raffle and children’s art work on display.



SVP and CAFOD working together in the run up to the General Election

As Catholics, we know that tackling poverty and injustice are among the most important issues politicians should act on. St Vincent de Paul Society and CAFOD have produced a guide for Catholics for the General Election, with suggested questions to ask candidates. Please see or for more information or speak to John Woods or Stephen Garsed.



St Walburge’s Summer Fair

Sunday, 23rd June from 12.30 to 3.30pm

Food, games, bar, etc., Fun for the whole family. All welcome!

St Walburge’s Hall, Off Weston Street, PR1 1TW



​Lark Hill Association - All past pupils of Lark Hill Convent School, Preston are invited to come to Cardinal Newman College, Preston on Saturday 29th June for a Mass at 2.00pm in the Chapel followed by a get together. This is a chance to meet up with friends and there will be opportunity to explore the College on the Lark Hill site.



Questions and Answers


A young teacher asked, “Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?”

“No” replied Johnny.  How could he, with just two worms?”


Blunder and Blessings



Visit:- to view all the different diocesan newspapers, including the Catholic Voice of Lancaster.



"Care for our Common Home.” At the moment the blister packs that are used for many tablets/pills cannot be recycled in the general recycling.  However, Superdrug stores are offering to recycle them.  All their stores and pharmacies are participating.  Please bring your empty blister packs and leave them in the box at the back of church and Pat Loughran will take them to Superdrug.  It can be one way of our parish working towards making the world a better place for our children and grandchildren.


Thank you for your continued support in bringing empty pill blister packs to Church. It is our small effort in saving the planet. Also Boots stores will recycle empty beauty, healthcare and wellness containers that cannot be put in council recycling bins. This also includes travel mini containers, mascaras, makeup palettes, lipsticks, toothpaste tubes and lotion pumps. At the Boots on Deepdale Retail Park the recycling box is by the tills near the front door. 



Looking for a gift for Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation; Lent/Easter, Advent/Christmas (at appropriate times)? Call into Covenant Books on Whitby Avenue, Ingol PR2 3YP - next to Holy Family Church and opposite Holy Family primary school. We have cards, gifts e.g. statues, crucifixes, rosary beads, liturgical cloths for ‘focus’ tables, books and other items for most occasions.

OPENING TIMES: - Thursday: 10 am - 4pm, Friday 10 am - 2 pm, Saturday 10 am - 12 noon.




If we are not open and you need something urgently, please email us and we will do our best to help you.



The Haydock Memorial

Informative videos can be found on St. Andrews, Cottam website (, including one which includes reference to the Haydock memorial at St. Mary's. See



See Bishop Paul's blog for recent Diocesan news.

The Word of Mercy

Parish Clergy:

Fr. Augustine Obiagwu (Priest in Charge) and

Fr. Francisco Ulogu 

at St Mary's, Fernyhalgh

Telephone: mostly via the Sisters on 07934 222978 or 01772 862437

but also via Fernyhalgh parish on 01772 862231


Parish Sisters: 

Sister Sheinrose La Torre and Sister Monique

belonging to congregation St. Paul of Chartres.

at The Convent (formerly OLSE presbytery).

Tel: 07934 222978 or 01772 862437 



Universalis (3-day)

Wed 19 June (Mon, 17 Jun 2024)
Wednesday of week 11 in Ordinary Time, or Saint Romuald, Abbot
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Thu 20 June (Tue, 18 Jun 2024)
Thursday of week 11 in Ordinary Time
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Fri 21 June (Wed, 19 Jun 2024)
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
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ZENIT – English

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